New York Lakes, Nature July 05, 2018
The Clearest Lake In New York Is Almost Too Beautiful To Be Real
If there’s one thing New Yorkers never have a shortage of, it’s beautiful lakes to visit and spend the day by. While it’s a common occurrence to see any one of our bodies of water making headlines for its beauty and appeal, one of New York’s lakes in particular just so happens to be one of the cleanest and most breathtaking in the entire country. Amazing to see in person, start planning your trip to this one body of water out in the Finger Lakes.
Known as "The Roof Garden of the Lakes", New York's Skaneateles Lake is amongst the top ten cleanest lakes in America.
Spanning across roughly 16-miles, along the lake's northern shore you can find views like this out on Skaneateles's town pier where you can get amazing views of the water.
Walk out onto the Skaneateles town pier or look down when you're out on one of the docks and you'll see that the lake's water is mind-blowingly clear and like something you'd find in the Caribbean.
Services like Mid-Lakes Navigation give you the chance to get out on New York's most stunning lake and learn more about its history, Skaneateles Lake also happens to be the lake in this region with the highest altitude compared to any of the other Finger Lakes.
During the summer at Clift Park, one of many waterfront parks you'll find around the lake, you can go swimming from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for free if you're a resident - if not you'll just have to pay $5 dollars to gain swimming access!
If you're wondering just how clean the water in Skaneateles is, you'll be fascinated to hear that the city of Syracuse spends millions of dollars annually to protect that water's quality. Did we forget to mention the lake is Syracuse's water source?
Whether you want to get out onto the water with a boat tour or soak in the views from the shore, there's no denying that Skaneateles Lake is New York's most pristine lake.
Over the years, Skaneateles Lake has been recognized as one of the country's most beautiful and clean lakes. The fourth largest lake in the Finger Lakes, Skaneateles has waterfront restaurants and adorable shops set up along the water that are great to check out - giving you something to do all while still having this beautiful water within your sight.
To get an even better idea of just how beautiful the water is here, watch the gorgeous drone footage taken by
Heights Of Skaneateles NY via YouTube!
Let us know in the comments which lake in our state you find to have the clearest water and be most stunning! For more beautiful natural wonders to check out, read about
The Underrated New York Lake That’s Perfect For A Summer’s Day!